After 30 years as a hardware development engineer in the T and M industry, I joined the Mathworks Applications Engineering group. When I started in 2001, the AE head count was about 10. When I retired in 2015, it was over 200! Working for a growing organization is far better than a shrinking one. I am still an avid user of both MATLAB and Simulink. My latest Simulink project is an FPGA based radio (see my QRZ page). I'm using MATLAB to control GPIB based test equipment and symbolic / numerical circuit analysis.
C, MATLAB, Arduino